The Role of Archives in Nation Building

Interesting article about how archives are being used in South Sudan as part of the nation building project. Dr Johnson, a distinguished Sudan historian, best known for his work on the Abyei Boundaries Commission, and author of The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars andWhen Borders Become Boundaries, explained that every government produces new documents daily, and […]

ICTs for indigenous knowledge preservation

We recently had an article published in the ICT Update magazine, in an issue focused on ‘Crowdsourcing and engagement’. Our article was on how libraries in South Africa are using ICTs and community journalists to collect indigenous knowledge. ICT Update is a bimonthly printed bulletin, a web magazine, and an accompanying email newsletter and mobile […]

Grant McNulty presenting at SAMA National Conference 2012

Grant McNulty will be presenting a paper titled ‘New Digital Technologies and Museums in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’ at the 76th South African Museums Association National Conference. The conference takes place from 30 October 2012 – 1 November 2012 at Paarl in the Western Cape. Grant’s paper explores how museums might navigate a changing, […]

APC Summer Seminar Series

Tomorrow is the first of the Archive and Public Culture Seminar Series. See the series poster HERE and the details of tomorrow’s event from seminar coordinator, Glen Ncube, below: I would like to cordially invite you to the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative’s first seminar of the new Summer Seminar Series. The seminar will be […]